Here are a couple of resources I have received leading up to the learning event on Gender and Agriculture put on by FAO during the next few weeks.
The first is their definition of Climate Smart Agriculture:
What’s Climate-Smart Agriculture?
“Climate-smart agriculture (CSA), contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals. It integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) by jointly addressing food security and climate challenges. It is composed of three main pillars:
1. sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes;
2. adapting and building resilience to climate change;
3. reducing and/or removing greenhouse gases emissions, where possible.
CSA is not a single specific agricultural technology or practice that can be universally applied. It is an approach that requires site-specific assessments to identify suitable agricultural production technologies and practices.”
There is more information in the English version / French version / Spanish version of the Executive Summary of the “Climate Smart Agriculture Sourcebook”, and at www.fao.org/climatechange/climatesmart.
The second is a training guide for “GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT”
And the third is a succinct video on the gender gap in agriculture in the developing world.
There will be lots more to come, so this is just a small taste of all the resources available. Stay tuned!